Posted by: Meena Gujral | August 12, 2009

Home prices in Fremont, California

Home Prices

If you’re the owner and want to sell your home in Mission San Jose, it may be a good idea to get an appraisal before deciding on the price through your realtor. The home prices in Fremont, especially in Mission San Jose area can easily vary by $200K-300K  between similar properties so you want to make sure you are priced at market value to sell quickly. Even though your realtor has the knowledge of the area and can certainly help in providing the comparables, most sellers still want to list their home higher than the recommended price by the agent. Therefore with an appraisal, both the seller and agent know that the property is priced correctly and can handle buyer objections when they have the appraisal report on hand.

A key factor in your home’s valuation is the recent sales prices for houses that have sold within the last 6 months and are comparable to yours and the homes for sale in Fremont currently. But your appraiser may not know if there is some unusual circumstance behind those numbers, such as a divorce or a job relocation. So ask a real estate agent to help you with recent comparable sales in your area and try to get the scoop on the circumstances from your neighbors. Most appraisers will appreciate extra information.

Before the appraiser arrives, prepare your home for the evaluation the same way you would for an open house. Make sure the yard looks good, tidy up the house and pick up clutter from the floors.

An appraiser cannot notice and research every detail of your house and neighborhood. So before he leaves your house, hand him a list of its best attributes. For example are there any recent upgrades or improvements in the house itself, such as remodeled kitchen and baths, new roof, additions with permits, any views or mature landscaping, and the benefits of living in your neighborhood, such as access to top schools or public transportation.

Request a copy of the final report when it’s done; lenders are required to give it to you. Check for errors in key stats, such as square footage, and make sure that the comments portray your property accurately. If you find a mistake, call the appraiser directly and ask him to make the changes.

If you have any questions about Fremont homes for sale in California or are looking for homes for sale in Ardenwood, Mission San Jose Fremont, or looking to sell your home in Fremont, please call me at 510-279-9580. I can tell you how I can save you thousands of dollars when selling through Help-U-Sell Achievers Realty.

Homes Sold by Meena in Fremont

You can also go to my website at and sign up there to receive automatic e-mails when a new listing comes on the market matching your criteria.

Meena Gujral

Help-U-Sell Achievers Realty

40083 Mission Blvd, Fremont Ca 94539



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